Panaz Holdings founder and son cycle from London to Lancashire for charity

Tony Attard, founder and chairman of Hapton-based Panaz Holdings, alongside his son and chief executive of Panaz, Rollie Attard, have raised £27,000 for charity as part of a team of furnishing industry fundraisers who cycled from London to Lancashire.
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Over six days, the 12 members of the team cycled over 300 miles and tackled 21,000 ft of hills to raise vital funds for charities supported by The Furniture Makers Company.

Beginning in London and finishing in Morecambe, the cyclists overcame a series of obstacles including Highgate Hill, a gruelling climb into the national Peak District, and the daunting Snake Pass.

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As the current Master of the Furniture Makers’ Company and organiser of the charity cycle, Tony led the team’s arrival into Morecambe and broke the tape across the finishing line.

Panaz founder Tony Attard cycled from London to LancashirePanaz founder Tony Attard cycled from London to Lancashire
Panaz founder Tony Attard cycled from London to Lancashire

The £27,000 raised will be utilised to fund the charity’s education programme, which provides occupational welfare to people working in the industry, whilst also nurturing young individuals wanting to build a career in the sector.

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Tony Attard, said: “Crossing the finishing line in Morecambe was a great feeling and I’d like to thank everyone who met us at the finish line. As a team, we have raised a phenomenal amount of money for a very worthwhile cause who will put the funds to good use.

“It’s been a fantastic journey that was very tough, but entirely worth it. As novice riders, the team have all undertaken a massive challenge, but it was important for us to help raise awareness of The Furniture Makers’ Company as it works to fund new talent and bolster the welfare of members of the trade.”